From: Audette Smith
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 11:29 AM
VETERANS STORIES CAPTURED FOREVER
Australian veterans now have the opportunity to capture their life story through a professional biography service aimed at preserving valuable first hand accounts of historical events.
Brisbane interviewer and writer, Audette Smith, has established the personal biography service for anyone who is interested in ensuring their life journey is available for current and future generations to learn from.
We read so much today about celebrity lives, Ms Smith said.
We tend to forget that our older family members, and neighbours, have incredible stories to tell about real historical events and, more importantly, how these events have shaped their lives.
Ms Smith, the daughter of a Vietnam War veteran, has already written a number of biographies including a 96 year old WWII veteran who learnt to drive in a Model T Ford, a wireless operator with the British Air Force who witnessed the hanging of Mussolini and a female flight officer with the Royal Australian Air Force who spent her childhood as a Polish war refugee including a stint in a Siberian Gulag.
These people are incredible human beings who have survived experiences that irrevocably changed their lives, and yet amazingly, they did not think their stories were worth telling, Audette said.
Imagine losing these accounts forever, or worse never understanding the journey of your own loved one.
ANZAC Day is the one day a year we salute these individuals. The remaining 364 days are equally important in commemorating these individuals so that we can learn from their mistakes, their successes and their wisdom, Audette said.
In recognition of ANZAC Day celebrations, Audette is offering 10% off the usual price of a biography for all veterans and their partners. For more information or to view examples of some of Audettes biographies, visit www.envisioneering.com.au/inmywords or phone Audette Smith on 0410 689 896.
All enquiries to Audette Smith 0410 689 896